ATLANTA, Aug.13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton, the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker, has named Manoj Sharma as Chief Operating Officer of its Southeast operations. Sharma is responsible for client services and operations, property and casualty insurance, employee benefits consulting, and retirement services for Lockton's operations in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Florida.
"We are very excited for Manoj to join the Lockton team," said Doug Hutcherson, President of Lockton's Southeast operations. "He is a first-rate business leader with the primary focus of serving our risk management and employee benefits clients, offering creative solutions, and continuing to grow the business through recruiting and retaining great people."
Prior to joining Lockton, Sharma was the Executive Managing Director of Xerox Legal Services, a global provider of e-discovery and litigation and legal support services to corporations and law firms. He also previously served as Global Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Buck Consultants and Chief Operating Officer of Willis' North American Employee Benefits business.
Sharma earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Bombay and master's degrees from the University of Massachusetts and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
In his role as COO, Sharma will remain in the Atlanta area, where he has resided with his wife and two children for the past 18 years. He will work from Lockton's Atlanta office at 3280 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 250. The office number is 404-460-3600.
More than 5,600 professionals at Lockton provide 48,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, employee benefits consulting, and retirement services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. For six consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.